DIY Handprint Christmas Tree Skirt

My parents live half a continent away and I miss them. I imagine they miss me too, and their three little granddaughters even more so. I send them photos and drawings, and one of the things I gave them a few years ago was a picture with all our handprints on. My dad asked me for an updated version, including the latest addition (aka Giant Baby), but I thought I could go one better than a piece of card this year.

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DIY Menu Board

Who does meal planning here? I do! It saves me money and stress and trips to the shops. But the problem I have is that I write the meal plan in my bullet journal, but sometimes Mr Chef does the cooking. He doesn’t have the bullet journal, so if he gets home first, he calls me and asks me what’s for dinner. There’s a simple trick to solve this problem – write it on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge – but wouldn’t it be nice to have something prettier? Continue reading

Polka Dots and Hearts Christening

In some countries, like the UK where I used to live, christening your child is take-it-or-leave-it, depending on your beliefs. In other countries, like Greece where I live now, it’s more like a rite of passage – although of course it’s still optional. To be honest, I’m not overly fussed about the whole thing – to me, God is everywhere – rituals and ceremonies hold little religious significance for me. But it’s important to the people I care about, and you know me – any excuse for a party! Continue reading

Sparkly Pencil Pots

A few weeks ago, the baby and I were hanging out in my favourite shop – where I spend far too much money – when I spotted some glittery pink, silver and blue in with the washi tape. Now, I’m not and never have been a glitter fan, but Middle Child loves all things pretty, pink and sparkly. (I have no idea why – my oldest is a complete tomboy). So I impulse-bought some sparkly washi tape. Which was a silly thing to do because I then had no idea what to do with it.

I soon got inspiration, however, from my ever-growing pile of rubbish which I intend to upcycle into beautiful home decorations. I’ve got a selection of cans I’m keeping for a kitchen storage project, and I suddenly though of a use for my new washi tape: Sparkly Pencil Pots! Continue reading